*June 25th 2014, 10:00pm
Dear Family and Friends,
Today was a wonderful first half day and I can see the Spirit already guide me in his path. All of my previous worries it seems have been washed away. My first companion’s name is Elder Gordon and he is from Preston, Idaho and is very mellow and careful when he speaks. We had investigator situations for class and the whole room I’m in couldn’t speak up because contentions arose when no one in our class of 30 missionaries could remember any talks from last April General Conference. My room includes Elder Gordon, Elder Brown, and Elder Makin, all of whom are the best that I think I could get. The Spirit here makes my heart melt, and (mom, thanks for all the cool stuff you “hid” in my bags). The work is real and now it’s my turn to press it forward.
Joshua Dean Rush
So if anyone is wondering about the hidden stuff.....I got a great idea from my friend, Terryl Warner, to add some fun stuff with scriptures to his bags. Sarah and I went to Deseret Book and Wal-mart and bought small things like chapstick, pencils, bookmarks, candy, etc, and then I taped scriptures around them :)
Well, until next time....